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The '''Union Pacific Railroad''' (or '''Union Pacific Railroad Company''' and simply '''Union Pacific''') is a freight hauling railroad that operates 8,500 locomotives over 32,100 route-miles in 23 states west of Chicago and New Orleans. The Union Pacific Railroad system is the largest in the United States and it is one of the world's largest transportation companies. The Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of the Union Pacific Corporation (); both are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. The Union Pacific legacy began in 1862 with the original company, called the '''Union Pacific Rail Road''', which was part of the First Transcontinental Railroad project, later known as the Overland Route (Union Pacific Railroad)|Overland Route. Two more Union Pacific railroads were formed after that, the '''Union Pacific Railway''' (the second company) which absorbed the original company in 1880 and the Union Pacific "Railroad"...
Railroad nameUnion Pacific Railroad
Logo filenameUnion pacific railroad logo.svg
Logo size150px
System mapUnion Pacific Railroad system map.svg
Map captionSystem map (Arrangements between railroads#Trackage rights|trackage rights in purple)
Map size250
MarksUP (road locomotives), UPY (yard locomotives), UPP (passenger railcars)
Image captionGE Transportation|General Electric ET44AH locomotive photographed in June 2016
LocaleUnited States from Chicago, Illinois, and cities along the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean|Pacific coast
Start year1862
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